For when that friend asks you to introduce him to some really great films. This list is not meant to…
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.
When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
It slips through the fingers. Its light, constantly shifting from one area to another as the wind beckons and the sun radiates. Beneath the sand however, is something entirely different. It isn't light, it isn't insubstantial, it isn't ever-present; it is something heavy, dark, and musty.
Like the tombs ridden with spiders, like the cities hidden with suspicious characters, like the islands overflowing with Nazis; Raiders of the Lost Ark thrives on secrets. The core of every Indiana Jones adventure is kept alive by history, and its reputation to cover up. Civilizations are lost, artifacts are misplaced, rumors and bedtime stories are spread; and as a result, history is perfect for providing the groundwork for an adventure film.…
I was recently posed the question; ‘what is the greatest blockbuster of all time?’ It is a question I pondered for barely a second before answering: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s hard to think of a film filled with more iconic moments. In one movie Spielberg, and to his credit, Lucas, have managed to create more iconic images and lines of dialogue in a single film than most filmmakers achieve in a lifetime: the boulder dash, retrieving the hat, the melting face, sword vs. gun, the snake pit. I could easily go on, practically every sequence in the film has at least one standout moment that has become part of the public’s consciousness.
Yet a film made up of…
Although Steven Spielberg's Jaws gets the distinction of being the very first blockbuster in cinema history, the blueprint of modern blockbuster filmmaking was brought to life by none other than Spielberg's early 1980s action-adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, which didn't just become one of the finest examples of its genre but even today remains one of the most enjoyable & entertaining works of this esteemed director's extensive career.
Set in the year of 1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark concerns an archaeologist & adventurer named Indiana Jones who is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant after learning that the Führer is after the same biblical artifact which, according to him, would make his army an…
Riddle me this batman! What do you get when you pare to of the greatest talents at the time of the late seventies, and have them work on a completely new IP to pay tribute to the classics that they grew up with? You'd get what many have regarded as the greatest adventure movie of all time, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"!
"But, you just answered the riddle for yourself."........wait, I did?.....SHIT!! OKAY! RESTART REVIEW! *Clears throat* Riddle me this Batma! "GET ON WITH IT!"
......fine then. *grumbles* You guys are no fun.
But you know what is fun? The "Indian Jones" Movies! Now unlike some of the other Spielberg movies, of course I've seen these! I mean, who HASN'T…
Quite possibly the best adventure film of all time.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, a film that certainly belongs within the pantheon of great cinematic adventures, is a masterpiece of dazzling escapism and volcanic creativity. Everything about the film is iconic, whether it be Harrison Ford's legendary turn as Indy, Spielberg's unhinged inventiveness, or the ceaselessly entertaining narrative that never loses it's vitality. Spielberg speaks volumes through camerawork, perfectly capturing the bravura action set pieces and iconic humor through deliberately staged choreography and shot selections. It's truly a testament to the brilliance of the "big three" blockbuster minds of the era. Kasdan and Lucas bring the boldness and intelligence with a buoyant and dashing script, while Spielberg's masterful direction brings the invaluable heart that gleefully beats at the core…
Why did it take me forever to watch this film, It was an entertaining film from beginning to end, In My opinion this is Harrison Ford's Best movie my far as well as the best in the franchise so far. If you haven't yet seen this film you are truly not a film lover.
"Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?" - Indiana Jones
Raiders of the Lost Ark kicks off the Indiana Jones franchise in good fashion
with it's quotable lines and good sets of action but for some reason I really couldn't get into
this as much as I wanted too mainly because some of the scenes just drag on but after the first 50 minutes
it really picks up when Indiana goes into the snake pit along with the car chase against the bad guys,
both of these are memorable scenes.
Harrison Ford is excellent as Indy and was clearly born to play
the role also the John Williams score which as always is brilliant, John Rhys-Davies's
role is also very…
Oh Indy, how badly you've aged :-/
Sets up the basic Indiana Jones template right from the get-go and achieves a deft balance of thrilling action and not-too-silly humor. Some call Raiders of the Lost Ark the greatest action movie ever made and I'd be inclined to agree.
A classic adventure for the ages...
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Harkening back to the days of the great cliffhanger serials of the 30s, 40s & 50s, Steven Spielberg & George Lucas brings their creative powers together to deliver a spectacular, old fashioned action adventure that remains one of the all time greats. Every moment is iconic, from the opening sequence to the Ark of the Covenant climax, the film is a timeless classic.
If anyone were to ask me - what's the best action scene? The best one-liner? The best kiss? The best hero? The best ex-flame who still loves our hero? The best anything?
Raiders of the Lost Ark has it all. Literally everything.
The greatest adventure there is to be had.
The greatest adventure of all time.
Best Spielberg ever.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…